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Unread 03-19-2012, 11:09 AM   #661
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That Blue is awesome!!! Does that match the engine pieces you have? Because something tells me my engine bay might be resembling yours soon

I was going to paint my calipers yellow to match my OME shocks and struts but this blue is redic!
Not sure I haven't compared it yet. Next time the rain takes a short break I will check.


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Just reread the entire thread.. Makes me wanna go work on mine, haha. Awesome job thus far, hopefully mine can look as awesome some day.
Haha! Thanks bud! You are off to a great start. It just takes some time. I have three years on this one so far!


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That's a nice Blue Nathan. You have FAR too much time on your hands!

Seriously man, you are making a far too nice Jeep to offroad it now!

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It is true! My new assignment allows me to work on this Jeep a lot and I love it. Here in a week things will get busy for the rest of the year though. And just because it looks nice doesn't mean I won't still take it out a scratch it up All of this cosmetic work is just helping me kill time until I install the SL, then all my time will go back into the suspension and performance!

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Unread 03-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #662
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Blizzboy283 here are a couple pics comparing the blue paint to the blue billet pieces.






Looks pretty close to me!
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Unread 03-19-2012, 05:28 PM   #663
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Blizzboy283 here are a couple pics comparing the blue paint to the blue billet pieces.

Looks pretty close to me!
Wow that looks perfect! Well done Nate!

Looks like I might need to paint the shocks and calipers this awesome blue now.

It looks pretty close to the blue on the spidertrax spacers as well.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:30 PM   #664
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SO I spent the day painting! I know weird I had an idea for my new wheels and was eager to see how it would work. Time to share!

Started off by doing a little taping and applying an ORT sticker.



Then I sanded the pocket and masked off the surrounding area.



Next was a shot of adhesion promoter, some primer, and my new intense blue.



After that dried I removed the ORT sticker and tape, and taped off around the pocket again but left some space this time. Then sprayed some clear!






Pretty sweet ha!! This one will be the spare. I wasn't totally happy with how the ORT turned out, so with the rest of them I think I will just use a silver sticker like I did before. Now the rest of the fun because I am not finished yet


Once that was all good and dry I taped off the entire wheel like I did with my other set. Except this time I also taped off the outer lip too. Since this is my wheeling set I know they will get some rock rash and the first place that always gets chewed up is the outer lip. So this set won't be painted so I don't have to keep touching them up! After taping and sanding I applied some adhesion promoter.



And started bedlining! Here is how it looked after the first light coat.



After 4 coats it was good.



Before the bedliner dried completely I took it inside and gently removed all the tape. I used a knife while removing the tape against the painted edges to keep it a clean edge. Once it was all cleaned up it looked pretty good!







And there you have it! My latest design in off road wheels I told you guys I would be more bold with this set! Now I am leaning towards painting the center caps blue ad well.

So what do you guys think? Too much or a fun set of ORT wheels?
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:46 PM   #665
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I like it! Especially the bed liner idea have you considered painting all of the inner cubbys that blue color or trying to pull the emphasis on the ort logo? I think either way will work.... Awesome mod again Nate !! How do you think the bed liner will hold up with getting dirty will it be easy to clean or a dirt magnet ?
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I think it looks pretty good. I really like the contrast of the light pocket with a dark face.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 11:53 PM   #667
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I would do all of them blue. Not necessarily with the ORT but just the blue. It just looks weird with only one but I like the concept.

Oh, and someone will be by to pick up your 4x rock guards for me. That will be your initiation fee.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 12:30 AM   #668
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Thanks a lot guys! I only painted one because I didn't want the blue to be over powering, just an accent color splashed in here and there. I don't have a whole lot of blue on the rest of the Jeep and even though I plane to add some, it won't be much. If I add too much blue to the wheels it would look disproportional.

Matt the dirt doesn't just wipe off like it will from normal paint, but with some water and a brush it is no problem.


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Oh, and someone will be by to pick up your 4x rock guards for me. That will be your initiation fee.
What? I'm confused. You saying I am giving you the rails as a mod fee!?
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Lookin good, Nate! The idea to do just the one inset is cool. Curious to see it mounted.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 07:05 AM   #670
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A fun set of ORT wheels?
My vote.

They'll look great on your Jeep. My only criticism would be that you might get razzed by the offroading community for too much color coordinating / 'pretty' stuff. I like it though.
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Haha thanks! Well I can't help it, both my sox match most days
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Unread 03-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #672
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Hey Omelet, I really am digging the new wheel colors! It's nice to see someone being creative with a WK.

I do have a quick question for you. Are you running a prefilter on your Volant? For some reason I think I can remember seeing one on your rig. I was thinking of putting one on, but didn't know what brand/size/etc. people have had good experiences with, and 45 pages is far too many to search through! Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!
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]What? I'm confused. You saying I am giving you the rails as a mod fee!?
That is exactly what I am saying.
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Northwoods18 I do have one made by K&N. I will try to find the PN for you.

Brian nice try! I am not falling for your tricks
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Ok here you go! K&N DryCharger RF-1020DY
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